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governor mitt romney walked away from the first showdown with the upper hand. sandra endo is in denver, co this morning with a recap of the action and early analysis. >> hot-button domestic issues took center stage at the first presidential debate. including obamacare. >>if you repeal it seniors will pay 600 dollars more. >> start mandating to the providers across america. >> my number one principle will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. >> is the reason he is keeping all of these plans to replace a secret because they're too good ? >> i am concerned that the path we're on has been unsuccessful. >> i definitely have an idea. >> the next presidential debate is on october 16th. the vice presidential candidates face off next week and kentucky. >> the president did it appear to be disengaged. he has been preparing. he also has a day drop. i do not think he is used to people challenging him like that. i think he was a little surprised at the level of challenge. i did not know why he did not come up with some of the lines like a 47% in your sending jobs overseas. all things he had
. >>president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney faced off last night in a debate that was often heated and contentious. cnn's rene marsh is in hempstead, new york with a recap. >> the running mates are weighing in after last night's matchup. >> they offer people a very concrete vision about how he has experience and knowledge. that is why i'd think he won the debate. i thought was incredible that governor romney had nothing but a sketchy response to everything. the have yet to come up with a solitary specific plan. >> have a contrast to his debate if performancerefused personal responsibility think about who he was talking about >> a recent study has shown the people in the middle class will see $4,000 a year higher taxes as a result of spending and borrowing. i will not let that happen. >> the day after the attacks i stood in the rose garden and i told the american people that we were going to find out exactly what happened. >> it took the president 14 days before he called the attack an act of terror. the next debate is next monday. the issues will be for
in the blagojevich administration. mitt romney says if elected president he would reinstate a policy banning federal funding of private groups that provide abortions. romney also told the "des moines register" that he has no abortion-related legislation on his platform. that's contrary to earlier statements romney made promising to appoint supreme court justices who would overturn roe-v-wade. which affirms a woman's right to have an abortion. after the remarks were published online, romney's campaign spokeswoman reiterated that romney is opposed to abortion. a spokeswoman for president obama's campaign said "women simply can't trust romney." >>they want the ads pull since they are a non partisan no profit organization. the obama campaign says they are considering the request. next the scathing report released today about lance armstrong and doping allegations. also, the investigation into the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. lawmakers today hold a hearing on capitol hill. and later two major u.s. companies and their connection to horrifying undercover video showing the mistreatment
. >>next what the latest polls show about mitt romney and president obama. also ahead the man who wants to make the historic free-fall from [ female announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day women's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for women's health concerns as we age. it has more of 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day 50+. [ male announcer ] most people tend to think more about how they brush than what they brush with. until i show them this. the oral-b pro-health clinical brush. its pro-flex sides adjust to teeth and gums for a better clean. the pro-health clinical brush from oral-b. ñóxó÷?÷?@?@? >>mitt romney has pulled ahead of president obama in a new poll. the pew research center poll of likely voters shows romney leading the president 49 percent to 45 percent. just last month. romney trailed the president by 8-points. romney's favorable rating has climbed to 50 percent while the president's has dropped to 49 percent. the survey followed the first p
down michigan avenue. they want to see chicago ban the sale of dogs in retail stores. >>mitt romney and president obama prepare for their first debate. >>plus convicted d-c sniper lee boyd malvo opens up about the murders he helped commit a decade ago as a teenager. and a man who worked as an aide to an illinois congressman was accused of assaulting lindsay lohan over the weekend. [ male announcer ] this is sheldon, whose long day setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >>three americans serving with nato forces in eastern afghanistan were killed today in a suicide bombing attack. in all 14 people were killed and 37-others were injured. witnesses tell reuters the bomber was wearing a police uniform and drove a motorcycle strapped with explosives. the afghan taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack. the bombing follows the killing of two americans on sunday during a shoot out with afghan f
>>vying for votes. especially from independent voters. president obama and mitt romney are in denver tonight for the first presidential debate. good afternoon. i'm steve sanders. and i'm dina bair. we welcome our viewers who are watching us around the country on wgn america and on the web. sandra endo has our top story from denver. >> weeks of preparation will be tested on the stage in a matter of hours. how will their approach change when the competition is standing just a few feet away? >>>> >>>> govegornrn romney has toake ee debatat about the president's economic policy. the president has to do different from that. he has to make the debate about the choice between himself and the governor romney. pressing him about specifics. >> the debate is not about winning. >> the opportunity for him to talk directly to the american people without the filter. telling them about his plan for the next four years. >> obama advisers are also spending. reminding voters that the president's day drop has interfered with practice sessions. both candidates know that every questi
campaigned today. mr. romney spent yesterday traveling to colorado. governor romney will be an ohio both today and tomorrow. both are looking for the undecided. the president needs to rally. his enthusiasm is nowhere near that of four years ago. >> i hope everyone else is ready to fly the him. >> this is too important. the momentum is high. the momentum is up. i'm excited. the president will travel to a campaign even this evening in cleveland before returning very late tonight to the white house. >>mitt romney campaigns in cincinnatti, ohio today. this crucial battleground state. offering 18 electoral votes. romney addressed a crowd at a business that supplies armor parts, and assemblies for military platforms. a time magazine poll shows the race is very close in the state. it shows president obama with 49 percent support and romney with 44 percent. the poll has a three point sampling error. >>president obama may have been upstaged at a campaign stop in florida. this pictures shows him posing with a group of school children on tuesday. but take a closer look behind the president. in
will be here later today. governor romney working furiously to steal wisconsin. it has been since 1984 that a republican presidential candidate managed to capture the badger state. both republican and democratic strategist bombarding wisconsin with television ads. >> he went to the middle east and flew to egypt in you skip israel. our closest friend. >> florida is too close to call. the difference between what was and what could have been. >> the obama campaign is on a mission to win again in wisconsin. he captured the state back in 2008. clearly a lot of enthusiasm here. a strong incentive to vote for both parties. the race here in wisconsin going down to the water. wire. >> i cannot wait until it is over. you do not know who to believe. >> that is every day. a minimum of four calls. it is hard to like anything. i like to see something done for the american people. if >> governor romney schedule tomb of attend a rally in milwaukee. >>president obama will try to persuade voters through t-v interviews today. the president will do ten interviews, which will air in seven battleground
gunmen stormed the consulate in benghazi last month. >>republican presidential candidate mitt romney reversed himself on a controversial comment he made during a private fundraiser. romney initially said his disparaging remarks about the 47 percent of americans who don't pay taxes, was "not elegantly stated." but asked in an interview last night, how he would have responded if the "47 percent" comment came up during the debate with president obama. romney replied that his comment was "just completely wrong." president obama never brought up the issue during the debate. >>former vice president al gore has an explanation for the president's lackluster debate performance. he says it was the altitude. gore made the comment on his 'current t-v' channel during a panel discussion. gore said president obama had arrived in denver the day of the debate and only had hours to adjust to the altitude. mitt romney had been in denver since monday... hence giving his body time to acclamate to the difference in oxygen intake at that high altitude. the city stands a mile above sea level. >>a little g
troops have been killed in the war, *21-hundred* of those were americans. >>mitt romney is looking to boost his credentials before debating again. he criticized president obama dealings with all the countries. he says last month's attack that killed four americans in libya was probably the work of the same forces that attacked the united states on 911. u.s. and allies will prevent iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. >>president obama is on a west- coast fundraising swing that's expected to add about 9-point-5 million dollars to his campaign warchest. mister obama was in los angles last night for a star-studded concert featuring katy perry stevie wonder and others. for the first time, he joked about his lackluster performance at last week's debate. today the president will attend a ceremony declaring a national monument at the california home of latino labor leader cesar chavez. analysts say obama is reaching out to latino voters. underscoring their growing importance in presidential politics. >>republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan is campaigning in ohio today but yeste
's presidential debate. where mitt romney was widely viewed as the winner over barack obama. both sides say they're ready. >>i know how he will attack us. >>i think joe just needs to be joe. ryan is a smart and effective speaker. his ideas are the wrong ones. though biden is considered more experienced than ryan. political analysts say the vice president must avoid making one of his well-documented gaffes that end up distracting from the message. an issue that's sure to come up at tonight's debate is federal funding of amtrak. the company gets roughly one- point-four billion dollars a year in federal subsidies and counts vice president biden as one of its biggest supporters. biden has made more than 79- hundred round trips from wilmington, delaware to washington, d-c during his time on capitol hill. ryan's budget plan cuts federal subsides for amtrak and high speed rail projects. republicans favor privatizing the industry instead. national polls have the race for president in a dead heat but the president can still count on support in illinois. in a new tribune wgn-tv poll 55 percent of illi
the 1990's. he was 82. >>president obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, will face off tomorrow night in their second presidential debate. the debate's being held at hofstra university in hempstead, new york and the moderator will be c-n-n's candy crowley. it's a town hall format this time. obama and romney will field questions from more than a dozen undecided voters. the format is designed to produce interaction with the voters rather than heated exchanges between the candidates. >>the father of the u-s ambassador killed in an attack in libya says his son's death should not be politicized in the presidential campaign. mitt romney has criticized president obama for not providing adequate security in libya. the obama campaign said romney's "shoot-from-the-hip" diplomacy shows his lack of experience in foreign affairs. stevens' father says politicians should wait for the findings of a formal investigation before making accusations or judgments. >>the people of pakistan are rallying around a little girl, targeted by the taliban. last week, 14 year old activist,malala yousafzai was
for kids which is better and is it worth the extra cost? ar governor romney accused the president of taking a week stand against iran's nuclear program. >> >> after he killed him i was at ground zero for a memorial to talk to a young woman who is 4 years old was 5 years old when the attack happened. the last conversation she had with her father was when he called from the towers. for the next decade she was haunted by the cover station. that conversation. >> one of the challenges we have had is that they have looked at this administration and filth that were not as strong as a needed to be. >>made time to stop in egypt. the president insisted israel is the united states greatest ally. >> you did not say that you provide help. >> to allow these companies to go through bankruptcy. under no circumstances would i do anything other than help this industry get on its feet. >> president touted his efforts at. >> it was more of a drop. he certainly made it clear right out of friendupfront. >> he is not the commander in chief. he has to be careful about attacking the president's dec
mitt romney is already in denver. he spoke at a campaign rally last night. telling supporters the debates won't be about winning and losing. romney said it will be a chance for the candidates to describe the "pathway" on which they'd like to take the country. in addition to the three presidential debates, there will also be a vice presidential debate. >>a judge in pennsylvania ruled today that a new voter i-d law cannot be enforced in next month's presidential election. ritics say it is designed to keep minority voters. who typically vote democrat. away from the polls. supporters say it will prevent voter fraud. the ruling is expected to be appealed. >>it's the world's largest coral reef eco-system, and one of australia's biggest tourist attractions and it's disappearing. half of the great barrier reef has vanished over the last 27 years and scientists say several factors are causing the decline. storms and cyclones, and coral bleaching from high temperatures, are both blamed on global climate change. the coral reef is also being eaten away by a type of starfish that can grow
. >>president obama and republican challenger mitt romney went from trading attacks to trading one- liners. the candidates took a break from campaigning last night to show off their comedic skills at the alfred e. smith memorial charity dinner. obama and romney will square off in their third and final debate, monday night. >> this is the third time governor romney and i have met recently. i had a lot more energy in our second debate. i was really longrested after a long that i took during the first debate. >> he knows how to seize the moment. you're better off now than you were four weeks ago. >> we are finally getting a chance to see high-speed rail. this is a video of a test run in michigan last february. it will slow down to the current peak speed of 79 bonds per hour. m.p.h.. coming up next what the government is willing to pay you if you can figure out how to stop annoying robo telemarketing calls. also ahead, the latest in florida where the parents of trayvon martin are fighting to not have their son's school records released. and doctors of the teenage girl shot in the head by
that are expected to go his way. romney has 206. but there are 131 votes up for grabs in toss-up states. 270 electoral votes are need to win the presidency. with only 15-days before the election. the candidates face- off tonight in the final presidential debate. c-n-n's athena jones reports that foreign policy will be the focus. third and final face-off. and will focus entirely on foreign policy. >> i will spar over america's role in the world. in the face and terrorism and how to deal with a rise in china. mr. obama tried to highlight one of his biggest accomplishments. >>the topic is foreign policy. spoiler alert. we got bin laden. >> world affairs are a challenge for every canada. after my trip in 2008 i was attacked as a celebrity because i was so popular with our allies overseas. i'm impressed at how well governor romney has avoided the problem. >> look at what is happening in syria and egypt. the president said he was going to put a light between us and israel. >> both in its face a challenge. >> he has had some success. he has had some things that are still pretty murky. >> the
that all of their equipment was working properly. the stakes are high as president obama and mitt romney head into their second debate tonight. the event takes place in new york. it's a townhall style format. questions will come from more than a dozen undecided voters. the president and romney took a break from campaign events yesterday, to continue preparing for tonight. tonight's moderator says the townhall format could make it difficult for the candidates to become too aggressive towards each other. some analysts say president obama has to show more passion and conviction than he did at the last debate. and mitt romney needs to appear more relatable to the average voter. joining us now is wgn's >> this is very controlled. 12 people predetermined. in addition to canada's after play towards an audience. >> he tends not to be is comfortable in this town all situations. he has gotten better. >> when he gets in front of the average person crowd he finds trouble relating. he started singing god bless america. >>who gets to choose those questions? >> she is violating the rules to do tha
a president should be doing. >> they are shown in a tight race. romney had to make some changes to his schedule to avoid the hurricane. vice president biden will travel to wisconsin to attend events. all plans are subject to change due to weather conditions. >> sandy is another devastating hurricane by all accounts and a lot of people are going to beat facing some really tough times as a result. >> romney is donating his campaign bus to deliver supplies to people affected by hurricane sandy. >> newspapers called brad schneider is a tax laughable. >> freshman republican congressman robert dold is a self-proclaimed moderate. schneider says his record does not reflect a moderate ideology. >> i think the 10th district is looking for a social moderate strong on national security. >> these are the votes that have a real impact on the everyday lives of people in the district. >> it is a close race. most polls suggest that is either candidate's race to win or lose. >> for the first time in its history the stock market was closed for two days in a row due to hurricane sandy. the jobs repor
. >> mitt romney cancelled events in virginia and new hampshire and is moving his campaign and land. inland. both campaigners are urging supporters to donate to storm charities. >> hms bounty was in distress about 90 mi. southeast of north carolina. the captain gave the order to abandon ship at a coast and the coast guard helicopter was sent to rescue crew members from lifeboats. two members of the cruel are still missing. this is a photo of the hms bounty known for the mutiny that took place. it was the start of the movie mutiny on the bounty starring marlon brando. >> the victim has been identified as 68 year-olda 68 year-old retired bus driver. his neighbors said he was a great guy who was kind and giving. to see the house this afternoon you would never know there was anything that had happened there last night. it was locked up tight with a change on the front gate. the man who lived with him came home and found the door kick in with the victim lying dead on the floor. he had been shot in the chest. neighbors say he had probably just come home when he was shot. they said he just put u
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